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Taraba State Partners Foreign Experts On Free Eye Care Treatment

13 hours ago /

The  Taraba State Government has flagged off a free eye care treatment in partnership with international medical experts as part of efforts to provide quality and affordable eye care services to citizens of the state.

Health Sector Workers Begin 3-Day Nationwide Protest

1 week ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has started a 3-day nationwide protest rally in all federal tertiary health institutions.

Health Workers Threaten Industrial Action

2 weeks ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, and Assembly of Health Care Professionals said they will stage a national rally in Abuja on Monday,  February 4, to draw the attention of the federal and state ministries of health to the unending marginalization of health workers in Nigeria.

Health Workers Strike Looms

2 weeks ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has ended a nationwide mobilisation exercise and called a crucial National Executive Council meeting for Thursday, following the expiration of its 15 days strike notice to the government.

Six Persons Die From Fresh Outbreak Of Lassa Fever In Plateau State

3 weeks ago /

Plateau State Government has confirmed the death of six people while 17 others tested positive following a fresh outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state.

JOHESU Issues 15-Day Strike Notice

1 month ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has threatened to resume the industrial action it suspended on May 30, 2018, if the issues in dispute are not resolved by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Enugu Psychiatric Hospital Doctors Go On Strike

1 month ago /

Resident doctors at the Psychiatric Hospital Enugu, south-east Nigeria, have embarked on indefinite strike to press home their demands.

FED Govt Moves To Ensure Safety Of GMOs

1 month ago /

The Nigerian Govt is putting in place safety measures against harmful effects of genetically modified products. The director general of the Nation

NMA Set To Eliminate Trans-Fatly Acids In Food

2 months ago /

The Nigerian medical association, NMA has set up a technical working group to eliminate trans-fatly acids in food supply chain in the country.  

FG Laments Huge Gap In Malaria Intervention

2 months ago /

The National Malaria Elimination Programme says despite efforts by the Nigerian government to tackle malaria in the country there is still an existing huge gap in combating the disease.

Abuja University Teaching Hospital Separates Conjoined Twins

2 months ago /

A team of surgeons at the University of Abuja teaching hospital Gwagwalada have successfully separated a set of conjoined twins.


Bayelsa Medical University To Take Off In 2019

2 months ago /

Governor Seriake Dickson says the new Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa, has the potential to be one of the best in Africa and the world if properly managed with academic work billed to commence in the first quarter of 2019.

Kwara Marks World Aids Day With Awareness Match

2 months ago /

The need for Nigerians to know their HIV/AIDS status was the central message by a team of health practitioners in Ilorin, Kwara State’s capital, as they took to the streets and market places to sensitive residents to get tested and know their status.

Borno Vaccinates 500,000 Against Cholera

2 months ago /

About 500, 000 people aged one year and above, are expected to get oral vaccination against cholera, in Borno State.

University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital Denies Theft Of Babies

2 months ago /

Following reports of an alleged theft of three babies at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, the management of the institution says the problem of insecurity in the hospital is under control.

Cross River Government Steps Up Awareness Campaign For Diabetes

2 months ago /

The Cross River State Government has commenced sensitisation and advocacy campaign for citizens on the need to live healthy, do routine check ups, and engage in regular exercises to reduce the rate of diabetes in the state.

Medical Experts Advise On Healthy Lifestyles

3 months ago /

Medical experts have advised Nigerians to adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep them away from suffering preventable ailments such as diabetes.

Gov. Ayade Declares Emergency In Primary Health Services

3 months ago /

The Cross River State Government has declared an emergency in  all the primary health centres across the state to be properly equipped and furnished with functional health workers.

Ebola Outbreak Kills Scores Of Children In D.R.C

3 months ago /

Children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying from Ebola at an unprecedented rate due largely to poor sanitary practices at clinics run by traditional healers.

House Of Reps Considers Bill On Minimum Healthcare Services

4 months ago /

Nigeria’s house of representatives is considering a law that will prescribe minimum standards for healthcare facilities and efficient healthcare service delivery in Nigeria.

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